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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Putting an end to gang violence conference concludes (Irmo, SC): A three-day conference aimed at fighting gang crime came to a close Wednesday afternoon after nearly 400 law enforcement officers received training on how to deal with gang culture across the country. It addressed the violent impact gang culture has on a community and prison systems. Officers learned how to effectively identify and document violent street gangs.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: August 10, 2016

State gangs turning to less risky but still organized crimes, experts say (Irmo, SC): South Carolina gangs are beginning to leave their traditional profit path of drugs and illegal gun sales for less violent but still lucrative outlets, gang experts said Monday. “Sex trafficking and human trafficking is what they’re focusing on,” Richland County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Vince Goggins said during the opening sessions of a three-day conference on the spread of gangs in the state.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: August 8, 2016

Myrtle Beach bar closes after many incidents of gang violence (Myrtle Beach, SC): The South Island Grill on Fred Nash Boulevard was closed on Friday because, according to Horry County Police, the establishment had too many incidents of gang violence.
Source: WBTW News 13    Date: June 28, 2016

Drugs, gangs, domestic violence driving spike in homicides, Midlands officials say (Columbia, SC): Last year was the deadliest in five years for homicides in Columbia and Richland and Lexington counties. Columbia saw 14 killings, Richland, 29, and Lexington, 21, according to numbers compiled by Richland County Coroner Gary Watts and Lexington County Coroner Margaret Fisher at the request of The State newspaper.
Source: The State    Date: June 4, 2016

Sumter police detail drug, gang round-up (Sumter, SC): The Sumter Police Department says officers with several agencies were rounding up three dozen people on drug-trafficking related charges Wednesday morning. Working with the FBI, United States Attorney's Office and other area law enforcement agencies, 36 warrants and indictments were issued for the dozens of people charged in connection to a massive cocaine ring in the city.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: May 25, 2016

Man was trying to break up gang-related fight before he was killed (Richland County, SC): The Richland County Sheriff's Department have a arrested three men and a teen in a murder that happened on Tavineer Drive earlier this month.
Source: WACH FOX57 News     Date: May 20, 2016

Myrtle Beach man gets 20-year sentence for gang-related killing (Myrtle Beach, SC): A Myrtle Beach man was sentenced to 20 years in prison Wednesday for his role in a gang-related fatal shooting at a strip club in 2014, according to a news release from Fifteenth Circuit Solicitor Jimmy Richardson.
Source:    Date: May 18, 2016

G.R.E.A.T. Program graduation on Friday (Orangeburg, SC): Nearly 100 youths will enter the community on Friday with the mission of making their community better. The students, made up of sixth- through eighth-graders at Howard Middle School, will graduate from the Gang Resistance Education and Training Program after completing a 13-week course detailing the dangers of delinquency, youth violence and gang membership.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: May 12, 2016

Gangs raising concern in Upstate (Greenville, SC): When you think about gangs, you probably don't think much about the Upstate. But experts in law enforcement and within the community say gangs are here, and there is an effort underway to prevent kids from joining.
Source: WCSC 5 News    Date: May 12, 2016

Released felon, gang member sentenced to 10 years following 2015 shooting (Bennettsville, SC): A 25-year-old man was sentenced to 10 years in prison following a shooting incident that occurred in March of 2015. According to a release from the Marlboro County Sheriff's Office, Lokheim Jeralle Campbell of Bennettsville attempted to rob a victim of $300 at gunpoint on March 28, 2015.
Source: SCNow    Date: April 18, 2016

Local leaders ask young gang members to contact them directly (Charleston, SC): Sam Hart remembers walking the streets of Liberty Hill almost 10 years ago to confront the drug dealers and pimps that he says began to populate the neighborhood. Along with other men in the community, the North Charleston councilman marched block to block in order to address the growing criminal threat.
Source: Charleston City Paper    Date: April 13, 2016

Community leaders to black N. Charleston gang members: Let’s talk ‘mature men to young men’ (North Charleston, SC): Black male community leaders say they have a plan to address black-on-black crime, and it starts with gang leaders in North Charleston giving them a call.
Source: The Post and Courier    Date: April 5, 2016

Sheriff names Parks as expert to combat gang growth (Orangeburg, SC): Gangs are everywhere – including here – resulting in the Orangeburg County Sheriff’s Office bringing in a gang specialist to combat the growth of gangs.
Source: The Times and Democrat    Date: March 30, 2016

Curbing gang violence begins with community says Mauldin Police Chief (Mauldin, SC): A nationwide sting targeting gang members turned out more arrests here in the Carolinas than almost anywhere else. Only Los Angeles and San Juan, Puerto Rico had more. It was part of a five week operation called “Project Shadowfire” ending March 21st.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: March 29, 2016

Upstate group working to prevent gang violence with education (Pickens County, SC): A group in Pickens County is working with families to prevent gang violence. Last week Greenville Officer Allen Jacobs was killed by a teen who police say was part of a gang.
Source: WYFF 4 News    Date: March 28, 2016

17 SC arrests made in connection to federal gang investigation (Columbia, SC): A five-week operation netted more than 1,100 arrests, including 17 in South Carolina, in a federal investigation into gangs, according federal officials. The operation, referred to as "Project Shadowfire," cast a nationwide net on more than 900 suspected gang members and involved the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement and Homeland Security Investigations.
Source: KFVS 12 News    Date: March 28, 2016

Officials: After inmate riot, DJJ moving on reforms (Columbia, SC): A month after young inmates rampaged through South Carolina’s main juvenile detention center, starting fires, destroying property and sexually abusing female inmates, state Department of Juvenile Justice officials say they are making progress in reforming the long-troubled agency.
Source: The State    Date: March 26, 2016

Horry County police grappling with surge in gang violence (Horry County, SC): Of the 19 murders Horry County police investigated last year, nine stemmed from gang activity. The same could be said of 88 shootings and 1,011 calls for shots fired. And those numbers don’t include statistics from the city of Myrtle Beach.
Source: The Sun News    Date: March 21, 2016

South Carolina police officer killed while chasing gang member (Greenville, SC): A South Carolina police officer was shot and killed Friday while pursuing a gang member who ended up shooting himself, authorities said.
Source: FOX News    Date: March 19, 2016

Greenville Police hold summer program to show students the dangers of joining gangs (Greenville, SC): As the number of gang-related crimes in Greenville stay consistent, Greenville police are taking action with a new summer program for 5th and 6th grade students in an attempt to stop gang-related crimes before it’s too late.
Source: WSPA 7 News    Date: March 17, 2016

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